The catwalk queen-turned-daytime talk show host revealed earlier this week (begs28Dec09) that the fifth cycle of her The Tyra Banks Show will be the last after five years and two Daytime Emmy Awards.
The former Sports Illustrated pin-up is planning to concentrate on developing shows and films under her Bankable Studios production company.
But the star, who also hosts the hugely popular America's Next Top Model series, isn't such a hit with her staff - with a show source telling the New York Daily News that working for Banks could be a tough task.
The insider tells the publication, "There had been a high turnover of employees for years... (it's) pretty difficult to work for Tyra. She and the higher-ups on the production staff could be extremely brutal. She really is a diva.
"When the show moved from L.A. to New York, several staffers weren't even directly told about the change. They heard through the grapevine it was going to move locations. Even so, a lot of those people gave up their lives on the West Coast so they could continue working for the show. Now they're out of luck."
The former supermodel-turned-TV presenter has won two Daytime Emmy Awards for her Tyra Banks Show, but she has announced her plans to quit her popular programme to focus more attention on her new film production company, Bankable Studios.
She tells People.com, "This will be the last season of The Tyra Show."
In a statement to fans, she adds, "I've been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past five years.
"My next huge steps will allow me to reach more women and young girls to help us all feel as fierce as we truly are."
Banks has reassured fans they won't be seeing the back of her anytime soon, despite her daily talk show coming to an end.
In a note on her official website, Banks writes, "There's a lot cooking right now and a lot of fire burning in my heart. And I salute you my amazing family of viewers; without you there never would have been a Tyra Show. I really love you all."
"I was on the Tyra show and the whole time she kept calling me 'Gabourney', like 'Sigourney' (Weaver), and I was too shy to say, 'It's actually Gabourey', but whatever!" PRECIOUS star GABOUREY SIDIBE didn't want to correct supermodel-turned-talk show host TYRA BANKS' pronunciation of her unique name.
The catwalk beauty has been offered a role hosting a new show in Britain, similar to America's Next Top Model, which is presented by model-turned-TV star Banks.
A representative for the star has confirmed Campbell is currently considering the job but has yet to sign up.
The rep tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "Naomi has been approached with an offer, which we are talking about and discussing ... but nothing has been set in stone yet."
The E.T. director will be honoured at MPSE's Golden Reel awards ceremony on 20 February (09) in Los Angeles, for the groundbreaking soundtracks incorporated in his projects.
MPSE President Bobbi Banks says, "Steven Spielberg's evolution of the sound experience and collaboration with the sound and music editors has helped to shape new dimensions in sound."
The stunner was romantically linked to Penn after he split from his wife Robin Wright earlier this year (09) - but the relationship was never defined.
During an awkward interview with former model Tyra Banks on her chat show on Wednesday (18Nov09), White squirmed as she was asked about Penn.
Banks probed, "Is Sean Penn your boyfriend?" before joking about the romance.
Coy White tried to change the subject, but finally confessed, "(We) used to (date). Past tense," adding, "He is a very sweet guy."
Philippe Rousselet's Vendome Pictures will team with Mark Gordon on the sci-fi thriller Source Code, a star vehicle for Jake Gyllenhaal, the trades report.
Moon director Duncan Jones will step behind the camera on the film for which Summit has already pre-sold rights to more than 15 territories at the AFM.
The story follows a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown commuter and is forced to live and relive a train bombing until he can find the perpetrator. Ben Ripley wrote the screenplay with revisions from Billy Ray.
Production is set for first quarter 2010. Summit will release in the US. CAA packaged and arranged financing for the film.
The project had originally been set up at Universal in early 2007 when the studio bought Ripley's screenplay and attached Topher Grace to star, Variety notes.
Mark Gordon will produce with Rousselet. Rousselet is a French producer of such films as Andrew Niccol's Lord of War. He set up Vendome with Fabrice Gianfermi a year ago, backed by a $115 million revolving credit facility funded by a consortium of banks.
Crowe and Banks play husband and wife in The Next Three Days, about a woman wrongly accused of murder.
The actor used his time off set to cycle around the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania location, and he wanted to turn Banks into his biker buddy.
But she insists she was the wrong choice of cycling partner.
The actress explains, "Russell Crowe's an avid cyclist and he wanted to share it with me so he bought me this beautiful mountain bike.
"It was super hi-tech, 21 gears. The thing is, I'm not very athletic. I had to watch YouTube videos to learn how to change gears."
Movie funnyman EDDIE MURPHY has signed up to make a surprise cameo on the season finale of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL. Muphy won't judge, but will sit next to host Tyra Banks when the finalists take to the runway for the last time in the current series when the show airs in the U.S. on 18 November (09).
The Incredible Hulk star will guest alongside Elizabeth Banks in an upcoming episode of the hit new show, and series regular Eric Stonestreet insists Norton is a natural comedian.
He says, "He's a funny actor and the part they wrote for him is really funny."
The episode featuring Norton, a long time pal of Modern Family star Ty Burrell, is expected to air in America in November (09).